Step up. Strengthen. Flourish.

Fuel the fire within!

Skills Active Aotearoa is the transitional industry training organisation for recreation, exercise, sport and performing arts. We are a non-profit organisation that supports Aotearoa businesses, organisations, iwi and community enterprises to get their staff and volunteers trained and qualified.

Introducing Skills Active Te Mahi Ako!

As part of the reform of vocational education, Skills Active is establishing a new, independent provider, to take over work-based learning for our sectors: Skills Active Te Mahi Ako.

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New Zealand needs well-trained, qualified staff.

Our qualifications are a stepping stone to your future.